This is a PhD program in Mathematics. The mainstay of this PhD program is the quality of scientific research carried out by potential mentors.


At the end of this program students should be capable of doing original research in mathematics.

Program outline

The duration of the program is 4 academic years corresponding to 240 ECTS: 180 ECTS for the elaboration of an original thesis and 60 ECTS for an advanced training plan. Each student has his own advanced training plan detailing how the 60 ECTS can be obtained: taking examinations under the advisor's supervision; taking courses from other postgraduate program studies, attending mini courses, seminars or conferences; publishing  papers with peer review.

Thesis Advisors and Research Areas

Name Field
Clara Maria Henrique Cordeiro Time series
Daniel da Silva Graça Logic and Computation
Diana Ferreira Rodelo Categorical Algebra
Hermenegildo Augusto Vieira Borges de Oliveira Nonlinear PDE’s. Mathematical Fluid Mechanics
Juan Carlos Sanchez Rodriguez Mathematical Analysis
Marco Arien Mackaay Quantum algebra and topology
Nelson Gomes Rodrigues Antunes Sampling for Big Data
Nenad Manojlovic Mathematical Physics
Rafael Brigham Neves Ferreira Santos Numerical Analysis of PDE’s


Ability to, independently, perform original research in Mathematics.


In 2009 this program was adjusted to the "Bologna Process" (Deliberation n. º 1172/2009, published in DR, 2. ª s, n. º 77, of April 21, 2009). 

Tuition and Fees 2021/2022

National Students: 1500 Euros

International Students*: 4000 Euros

Application Fee: 100 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros

Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year

This PhD program is permanently open and applications can be accepted at anytime.
Career Opportunities

Holders of this degree can opt for an academic career or find employment either in industry or in, for example, insurance companies, or consulting services.